Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram on Monday, participating in the latest social media trend of dunking one’s face in ice water for health and beauty reasons. In her Instagram story, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: “Ok so no lie I have been very very stressed out lately and today I found myself staying in a stressful mental pattern that was just creating more stress for myself. I wanted to interrupt that.” [tweet_embed] February 24, 2022[/tweet_embed] “Riley and I read previously that dunking your face in a bowl of ice water can be a way of redirecting by forcing your body to top a kind of reset of your parasympathetic nervous system, so I’m going to try it,” she persists, adding a fingers crossed emoji. Ocasio-Cortez is filmed in her kitchen by boyfriend Riley Roberts, in front of a bowl of icy water. “And yes my kitchen is messy today, deal with it,” Ocasio-Cortez jested as she went underwater. “It gave me a brain freeze,” said Ocasio-Cortez after removing her face. “But I must say it worked! Turns out dunking your head into freezing cold ice water is a pretty good way to redirect. Hope this helps someone!” [tweet_embed] February 24, 2022[/tweet_embed] Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called “stressful” week seemed to be capped off by a segment by Tucker Carlson, in which she accused the primetime Fox News host of alleged “harassment.” In the segment, host Carlson speaks about a new book titled “Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC,” which he called a “book-length suck up” by the editors of New York Magazine.